Thursday, August 20, 2009

Enjoying the normal baby things

I would like start off by sharing with you the present that Lindsay received in the mail today.
This beautifully made baby doll came from the people of Baby Be Blessed. They were generous enough to feature Lindsay as there "Give a Blessing" recipient for the month of July. Because she was nominated, not only was a lot of money raised for the Lindsay Dean Heart Fund, but she is also eligible to received one of these amazing dolls that can be made ANY way that you like! The stitching and detail is incredible and if you need a unique gift idea for anyone, this is what I would highly recommend. All I had to do was give a description of what I would like the doll to look like, and walla! The most precious part of this doll is the meaning and bible verse that goes along with. The verse is stitched on the belly of the doll and fits the princess to a tee! I think they nailed it when it comes to resembling Lindsay! I have the website linked to the blog, so please check it out!

See, Lindsay loves it!!!! I see in my future re-stitching the bow in the hair a few times. ;-)

This photo is one of the reasons I titled the post what I did. Now, this is a NORMAL baby thing! In the hospital, this pink duck was definitely NOT a hit but now she just loves it! I had a yellow one for the boys to bathe in when they were little so that they didn't slip and slide around the tub. It works great! I am so thankful that I could do this with Lindsay too!


This is the verse stitched to the belly of the doll pictured above. We decided to name her Lily because Cruz used to call Lindsay this. Cute huh? The bible verse is perfect for the princess!

Again, another vision of normal! The precious thing fell asleep in her saucer. I had tears in my eyes taking this photo. I have many photos of the boys asleep in their saucer. As you can see, Lindsay is adjusting and becoming a very healthy little girl and we couldn't be more thrilled! As the t-shirts say, "Life is good".
Love, Suzie

19 comments:

Kubin's said...

I read your blog but have never left a message. I just have to tell you (as if you don't know already) Lindsey is amazing! She is so precious. I love the new pictures. The bath tub one is GREAT!
Christie
TX

Jennifer said...

I never knew how wonderful normal was :)

aimee gillespie said...

Awww, love the normal baby things :-) Great pics Suzie, thanks for sharing.

Lots of Love,
Aimee

Elaine said...

Just too precious for words...

The Hands said...

Sounds like "Life is Good." I loved seeing the pictures of Lindsay doing the "normal" stuff. She looks like such a doll.

Jenifer said...

IAm so glad she is healthy and home with yall

Anonymous said...

Love the pics! The kids are ADORABLE! It is so nice to hear that you guys can enjoy the simple things and that things are becoming more normal. I think that Lindsay has helped a lot of us notice that "Life is good". :-)
Take care,
Cheryl, Craig, Clayton and Grace

Kathy Lang said...

Lindsay is such a beautiful, precious little girl! I am so incredibly happy to hear (and see) the 'normal' things she is experiencing!

Stephanie said...

I love her doll!!! and the verse is perfect for her!

We had the yellow duck too when my boys were little. Allie went straight into the bathtub she's so crazy about water but I love the pink one and Lindsay looks like she's having a blast!

I'm so glad she's enjoying the normal things!!! I can think of noone else that deserves it more!

Colleen Schomaker said...

Hi Dean Family...
It's Tommy and his mommy here. We are LOVING looking at all the pictures and reading about everything! Tommy says his favorite is the pink ducky in the tub! I LOVE the doll...what a great gift idea and the most perfect verse for our heart transplant brother and sister! I am in tears as I read all the 'normal' baby stuff. We are experiencing much of the same here. Today we were at Mott and saw all their favorite nurses, Dr. G and Meg and all we could talk about is Tommy and Lindsay! What MIRACLES they truly are. We love you and miss you so much!
Love and Heart Hugs, Tommy, Colleen and Crew!

Danielle @ Living Out Loud said...

What a wonderful sight to see.... NORMAL! I'm so glad to know that everything checked out so well at Lindsay's checkup... what a miracle and a blessing she is!

I was also going to tell you that Noah has an eye that doesn't work too! It doesn't cross, but when I took him to the doctor, he literally could not see ANYTHING out of it! It was crazy! He got glasses for it and we do the patching and he's getting much, much better! At the time I found out about it, I had just started following Lindsay's blog and I remember telling Vance.... "this is NOTHING... we can deal with this!" Anyway, just thought I'd share that with you :)

And... I LOVE the Baby Be Blessed Dolls! I actually nominated my friends for the Give a Blessing, but I haven't heard anything back from them... keeping my fingers crossed!

Thanks also for praying for them! They are just the BEST couple and they appreciate all the prayers so, so much! I do too :)

Love to you and the little princess!

Danielle

Stephanie Winter said...

Love the pictures! Kisses to the Princess from us and kisses and birthday spankings to Cruzer from us! Happy 3rd B-day buddy!!! love you all!
steph and bob and family!

Emma and Company said...

How adorable!! What cute pictures!!

Anonymous said...

Lindsay looks SO good. I love the normal baby stuff! I have tears looking at those pics too. What a Blessing!

Janel Lentine
Jillian's Mommy

Anonymous said...

So sweet, all of it.....the doll, the tubby, the sleepy girl.....thanks for starting my day with these reminders of the good things in life....

Ashley said...

I love reading all your posts about Lindsay and your family! I have been reading and catching up on her for a few months. She truly is an amazing baby! Im so happy that she is doing so well. My family and I think of yall often!

Love, Ashley
(Big sister of Matthew)
His Care page is: MatthewJoshua

Leah said...

oh my, Lindsay is soooo cute. The picture at the top of your blog is adorable. It is so wonderful to see her doing "normal" baby things. Praise God!

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